Homework HOMEWORK INSTRUCTIONS
Complete a research paper where you will examine two leaders who were involved in major incidents. Address each leader an
Complete a research paper where you will examine two leaders who were involved in major incidents. Address each leader and event separately. Pick one leader who was highly successful with a major incident. Pick another leader who was highly unsuccessful with a major incident. (The incidents don’t have to be the same. The major incident must involve some form of response by first responders or the military. The major incident can be very old or newer. Ensure there is enough material to complete the paper.) Label each major incident then describe it briefly. Next, discuss the leader’s role and what things he or she faced. Describe how the leader was successful and why. Now do the same with the unsuccessful leader. Finally, create a table juxtaposing the successful leader (positive) and unsuccessful (negative) one listing positive and negative attributes accordingly for each. Try to incorporate and address as many course objectives as possible in your critique. In fairness to each leader there are always contributing factors. Be sure to address those for each one as well.
The student will write at minimum a 5-full page research-oriented paper in current APA format. The paper must include at least 5 sources (which should include the class textbooks and readings). The paper will be submitted through SafeAssign.
NOTE: Class textbook and some resources:
Schwester, Richard W. 2012. Handbook of Critical Incident Analysis. Routledge. ISBN-13: 978-0-7656-2724-7, ISBN-10: 0-7656-2724-8. Required Resources See the Required Readings for a list of additional weekly reading assignments. Recommended Resources: American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Ed). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. ISBN: 978-1-4338-3216-1.
Drabek, T. E. (2005, July/August). Theories relevant to emergency management versus a theory of emergency management. Journal of Emergency Management 3(4). Retrieved from
McEntire, D. A. (2004). The Status of Emergency Management Theory: Issues, Barriers, and Recommendations for Improved Scholarship Paper Presented at the FEMA Higher Education Conference June 8, 2004, Emmitsburg, MD. Retrieved from https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/6fc3/342d8bdeb577a5640570692cb4376b45724d.pdf
Muhammad, R.J. (2018). Theory Building in Disaster Management: Intricacies and Barriers. Journal Geography and Natural Disaster 8: 225. doi: 10.4172/21670587.1000225. Retrieved from https://www.longdom.org/open-access/theory-building-in-disaster-management-intricacies-and-barriers-2167-0587-1000225.pdf
* Baird, M. E. (2010). The “Phases” of Emergency Management. Background Paper. Vanderbilt Center for Transportation Research (VECTOR). Prepared for the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute (IFTI) University of Memphis. Retrieved from https://www.memphis.edu/ifti/pdfs/cait_phases_of_emergency_mngt.pdf
*Principles of Emergency Management Supplement (2007). Federal Emergency Management Agency. Retrieved from https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1822-25045-7625/principles_of_emergency_management.pdf